Bollywood veteran Randhir Kapoor has tested positive for COVID-19 and he has been admitted to a hospital, press agency PTI reported on Thursday. The 74-year-old actor is being treated at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.
Dr Santosh Shetty, who has been treating the 74-year-old actor, told press agency PTI that Randhir Kapoor’s condition is “stable” which there’s nothing to stress. “He was admitted to the hospital last night for COVID-19 treatment. He remains stable, there’s nothing to stress,” PTI quoted Dr Santosh Shetty as saying.
Randhir is that the eldest son of legendary actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor. He lost his younger brothers – Rishi Kapoor (67) and Rajiv Kapoor, 58, within a span of a year.
Rishi Kapoor died a year ago on April 30 after a two-year battle with cancer while Rajiv Kapoor died following a attack in February this year. The family lost Raj Kapoor in 1988 and his wife Krishna Raj Kapoor within the year 2018.
Randhir Kapoor is best-known for his performances in films like Kal Aaj Aur Kal, Jeet, Jawani Diwani, Lafange, Raampur Ka Lakshman Haath Ki Safai. He married actress Babita but they got a couple of years separated later. The couple are parents to daughters – Karisma and Kareena (both are top actresses of their generation).
(With inputs from PTI)